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How to Collect Art When You aren’t a Billionaire – or Even a Millionaire

by | Nov 22, 2013

I found the story of Herb and Dorothy Vogel an amazing one. Dorothy, a librarian, and Herb, a post office employee managed to build one of the most important Art collections in the world.
In the article “HOW TO COLLECT ART WHEN YOU AREN’T A BILLIONAIRE—OR EVEN A MILLIONAIRE”, published on FastCompany by Christine Champagne, Dorothy Vogel shared her story and tips on how to collect art even if you don’t have tons of money. Some of her tips include the following: If You See Something You Like, Buy It Right Away, Buy What Others Aren’t Buying and Bigger Isn’t Always Better. Read all of Dorothy’s tips here.

This story is being told in a new documentary film called 50X50; the name derives from its story; 2,500 contemporary artworks that were distributed throughout the nation as gifts: Fifty Works for the Fifty States. The film is well made so if you have the chance to watch it – do so.

Visit the movie’s website Here and the Vogel’s organization’s website here.

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